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Why Warren Buffett Hate Harvard So Much?
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After graduating from the University of Nebraska in three years, Warren Buffett applied to Harvard Business School.

"They told me I was to get interviewed in a place near Chicago," the iconic investor recounts in HBO's "Becoming Warren Buffett," which debuted Monday. "I got there and they interviewed me for about 10 minutes and said: 'Forget it. You're not going to Harvard.'"

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/31/hbs-rejec...ffett.html
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Buffett's first thought was, "What do I tell my dad? This is terrible." But, he says, "it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me."
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The rejection opened the door to Columbia. Later that summer, while looking through a catalog for Columbia Business School, Buffett recognized the names of two professors: Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, and David Dodd.
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"I had read this book ["Security Analysis"] by the two of them, so I wrote them a letter in mid-August," Buffett says. "I said, 'Dear Professor Dodd. I thought you guys were dead, but now that I found out that you're alive and teaching at Columbia, I would really like to come.'
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"And he admitted me."
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"Ben was this incredible teacher. He was a natural and he drew us all in," Buffett says of Graham. "It was like learning baseball from a fellow who was batting .400. It shaped my professional life."
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It was Graham who taught him "the two rules of investing" that Buffett has lived by throughout his massively successful career.
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"Rule number one: Never lose money," Buffett says. "Rule number two: Never forget rule number one."
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